One Liners Current Affairs- August 20, 2021

One Liners Current Affairs- August 20, 2021

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One Liners Current Affairs- August 20, 2021

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  • On Thursday, the Afghan government’s counsel requested an adjournment in a case before the Supreme Court in which it is a petitioner.
  • Israel conducted missile attacks against Damascus and the central region of Homs in Syria.
  • Union Culture and Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy began his Praja Ashirvad Yatra in Telangana on Thursday.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah thanks Modi for ensuring that drinking water is available in all J&K schools.
  • Chinese’manjha’ is prohibited in nine UP districts ahead of Raksha Bandhan.
  • Israeli airline employees staged a protest at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • The Saharanpur State University has been renamed Maa Shakumbhari University by the Uttar Pradesh government.
  • Uttar Pradesh has become the country’s first state to conduct more than seven crore Covid tests.
  • The Allahabad High Court reserves the inclusion of two sub-castes, Nayak and Ojha, in the ST group.
  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, says a 5.8-inch Tesla humanoid robot will be available next year.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar for the second time this week to address the Afghan situation.

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  • Sri Lankan health specialists begin an investigation into three novel Delta variant mutations.
  • Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid floral homage to his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the occasion of his 77th birthday on Friday.
  • Former UP minister Chaudhary Bashir has been detained in Agra in connection with the triple talaq case.
  • Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid floral homage to his father, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the occasion of his 77th birthday on Friday.
  • As chair of the UN Security Council’s counter-terrorism panel, India will play a critical role in combating terrorism.
  • Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that he is willing to speak to the Taliban, which has taken over Afghanistan amid widespread human rights violations.
  • According to India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, France has rescued several Indians imprisoned in Afghanistan and brought them to Paris.
  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J), an American pharmaceutical conglomerate, is seeking regulatory approval for vaccination studies in the 12-17 age range in India.

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  • Three K’taka police were punished for celebratory shooting at a welcoming reception for a Union Minister. Bhagwanth Khuba is the Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • Nashik has become Maharashtra’s first non-metro city to join the ‘Race To Zero’ commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
  • Microsoft, MAQ Software, and PepsiCo have all shown interest in establishing operations in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Taliban controls $3 trillion in natural resources in Afghanistan.
  • The Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda has congratulated the Taliban on their control of Afghanistan.
  • NASA has put SpaceX’s lunar lander contract on hold until November.
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced cabinet changes, including the nomination of Mervin Maldonado as the country’s new vice president.

One Liners Current Affairs

  • New Zealand is giving the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with NZ$3 million ($2 million) in humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.
  • On the 77th anniversary of his birth, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi received lavish honours.
  • Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, a former South African Defence Minister, has been elected Speaker of the National Assembly (NA).
  • Intel has unveiled its most significant change in chip design in a generation.
  • Award for two dental implant methods developed by King George’s Medical University (KGMU).
  • Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister, marks off five ambulances given to the Army of Chinar Corps in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The United States will assist Lebanon in obtaining energy from Jordan.

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  • The Taliban raided shuttered Indian consulates in Kandahar and Herat.
  • On August 27, President Ram Nath Kovind will be the main guest at Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey Uttar Pradesh Sainik School’s diamond jubilee celebrations in Lucknow.
  • After regaining control in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula hails the Taliban as a role model.
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  • Jabalpur airport’s development plan of over Rs 400 crore has been approved.
  • Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announces a debt forgiveness programme for agricultural labourers worth Rs 520 crore.

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  • Satya Nadella’s administration Microsoft invests $5 million in the Indian cheap hotel operator OYO, which is supported by Airbnb.
  • N.V. Ramana, the Chief Justice of India, described P.V. Narasimha Rao as the “Father of Economic Reforms in India.”
  • Suriya’s ‘Soorarai Pottru’ wins Best Film at the Melbourne Film Festival.
  • In honour of Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery of the malarial parasite in Hyderabad, a unique postal cover was issued.
  • Ten ‘corrupt’ priests have been banned from conducting rituals at Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple (UP)
  • Kerala has set aside Rs 3.2 crore for the care of 87 orphaned children as a result of Covid.
  • Manoj Bajpayee receives the Melbourne Film Festival prize for ‘The Family Man 2.’
  • Terror empires, says Prime Minister Modi, against the background of the Taliban conquest of Afghanistan.

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  • K Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana, congratulates Mahabubnagar on preparing record seed balls.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has put Adani Wilmar’s initial public offering (IPO) on hold.
  • On the occasion of his 100th day in office, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announces a host of new initiatives.
  • Wipro and HCL are two of 12 Indian companies on the Hurun Global 500 list.
  • The return of inflation in May and June, according to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, has rekindled the debate about monetary policy response.
  • From 2013 to 2019, India rose from 65th to 34th in the global tourism and travel competitive index, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Western nations should not intervene in Afghanistan.
  • On Friday, the annual parade commemorating ‘Yaum-e-Ashura’ in Hyderabad was characterised by solemnity, gloom, and sorrow.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the clearance of Zydus Cadila’s indigenous ZyCov-D, the world’s first DNA-based vaccination.
  • Gautam Gambhir, an East Delhi MP, has opened his third ‘Jan Rasoi’ community kitchen in the Patparganj neighbourhood.

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  • Zydus Cadila’s 3-dose vaccination has been approved for emergency use in India for individuals aged 12 and above.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the Athens anti-doping laboratory.
  • Mugdha Godse, an actress, will celebrate Raksha Bandhan with frontline workers.
  • The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry designated Hyderabad as a ‘Water Plus’ city under the Swachh Bharat Mission on Friday.
  • Nagpur metro is now operating, going through a 20-story commercial building, a first in India, and running 1.6 kilometres between Sitabuldi-Zero Mile-Kasturchand Park.
  • The Finance Ministry changes FEMA regulations to increase the FDI ceiling in insurance.
  • Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was placed on oxygen support on Friday after his oxygen levels fell dangerously low.
  • A young man in Joypurhat, Bangladesh, raises a flag to halt a train, saving 300 lives.
  • Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan said that the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Punjab would be functioning by November.

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  • According to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the National Education Policy (NEP) would turn educational institutions into world-class centres.
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that India is confronted with many security concerns in a very complicated geopolitical context.
  • Bulgaria’s second biggest party, the GERB-UDF alliance, has refused to form a government.
  • Two members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were murdered in an encounter with Maoists near Narayanpur in Chhattisgarh.
  • Shivinder Singh, the wife of former Fortis Healthcare founder Shivinder Singh, was scammed out of Rs 200 crore for obtaining her husband’s release by a caller.
  • Superstar Daniel Craig has topped the list of the highest-paid movie actors in 2021, surpassing actor Dwayne Johnson’s earnings of $100 million.
  • In Malkangiri district, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik started the distribution of smart health cards under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).

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